Marissa - posted on 07/06/2009 ( 16 moms have responded )
How have you all handled criticism from FAMILY on when to stop breastfeeding? I have a beautiful 14-month-old "baby" boy, who's growing WAY too fast! I am still happily breastfeeding him but have gotten numerous accounts of critical remarks from close family (ie. mom, sister & sometimes husband) that I should have weaned him by his 1st birthday...especially now that I've had 2 very severe cases of mastitis (ER visits - all is fine now). I feel like the RIGHT time to wean is approaching but is not here quite yet. We just made a major move & I didn't want to put my little guy through TWO traumatic experiences at the same time. How do you handle such comments?
ALSO...I feel like I've made a mistake and have gotten in the habit (from the beginning) of nursing my son until he falls asleep. Well, it actually just happened that way. HOW do I put him down at night/naps or comfort him when he wakes up when I'm NOT BF anymore??? ANY help/advice would be greatly appreciated! Sorry for the LONG post! - Marissa